Why is having a Linkedin Profile so important?

Unlike other social media platforms like facebook and twitter, Linkedin is a professional networking online community. Linkedin is a work-centric community which an individual joins when he wants to establish professional relationships to increase his career prospects. Anybody from a college student looking for an internship or has an experience of working as an intern or an experienced professional must have a Linkedin profile. It’s a place where prospective employers go to find candidates and even, use it to look deeply into the candidates’ past experiences.

  • These days, your Linkedin profile might be the first source of information about you with the employer on which he relies, even before your resume evaluation
  • Acts like an extension of your resume; so every professional must have an account with Linkedin with 100% updated and complete profile
  • Enables you to search for companies and their employees to make connections with them for future prospects
  • Joining groups or discussions on Linkedin open up new professional horizons for you by providing you with knowledge of what’s trending in an industry
  • Endorsements are the key feature of Linkedin which let your connections endorse you for skills in which you are good at
  • Exchanging recommendations with past employers and co-workers get highlighted on your Linkedin profile, which establishes your online credibility
  • Key achievements, independent course work, and certifications must be showcased, if any

 

While benefits of having a complete Linkedin profile can never be overestimated, but having an incomplete Linkedin profile might work against you, as it portrays an unprofessional impression of being lazy or careless towards details. So, if you choose to create a Linkedin profile, fill in all the details and put correct, verifiable information about yourself.

Do share your views in the comments section below about the importance of having a Linkedin profile! 🙂

11 thoughts on “Why is having a Linkedin Profile so important?

  • August 8, 2016 at 5:39 pm
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    To add more on this, people can also follow their favourite industry leaders or even global entrepreneurs.

    Like in my case, i follow avinash kaushik and also have his name in my connection list.

    So it makes me feel like i have a access to learn or to check almost every popular, successful entrepreneur or master of a specific niche achievements and even their personal details like their education qualifications, experience and so on.

    Which also keeps me motivated because if the person you follow is just a simple graduate but yet he has achieved a glory. It signifies that successful people are not aliens, and we can also improve our habits and traits towards a better life like them.

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    • August 8, 2016 at 5:52 pm
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      You are right!! These people, also known as Influencers on Linkedin are a great source of inspiration for their followers !! And from my experience, i have learnt a lot by reading their posts and i’m still learning 🙂

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  • August 8, 2016 at 6:04 pm
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    You and Rinni are so identical. Can’t even find a mere difference 🙂

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  • August 8, 2016 at 6:11 pm
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    I am now bit skeptical. Thinking of you being Rinni. Lol

    Bydve i have shared some information chunk in your group about the speed of your blog, which can be a useful for you.

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  • August 8, 2016 at 6:23 pm
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    She has created a group on fb of which i am a member of. There is have posted some photos about your blog speed metrics.
    One more unsolicited advice, while i was searching around in your blog, i have found a post in “life and motivation category” in which you perhaps have used different colours for text blocks.
    Some of the text blocks are not visible, not in my phone or in my ipad. So you can take this that into account.
    Have a nice journey of blogging. Bye!

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    • August 8, 2016 at 6:34 pm
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      Yes!!! I wrote that a year back!! That time, I used a lot of colours in my blog!! For sure, i ll take that into account and make editing right away 🙂 thanks

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